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" The operation of division is also indicated by writing the divisor under the dividend with a line between them ; thus 14 by 2 is also frequently denoted thus y. "
Elements of algebra, preliminary to the differential calculus - Page v
by Augustus De Morgan - 1837
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A Treatise of Algebra: Wherein the Principles are Demonstrated ... To which ...

Thomas Simpson - Algebra - 1821 - 408 pages
...all these cases, it .will be most commodious to express the quotient, in the manner of a fraction, by writing the divisor under the dividend, with a line between them, as has been shown in the method of notation. It would be needless to offer any thing by way of demonstration...
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Elements of algebra priliminary to the differential calculus ...

Augustus De Morgan - Algebra - 1837 - 256 pages
...of a number be denoted by + as before, and let the division of a number by a number be denoted, its in arithmetic, by writing the divisor under the dividend...the preceding property of numbers is thus expressed : =a We shall now proceed to lay down the definitions of the first part of the science. I. ALGEBRA...
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Practical & mental arithmetic

R. C. Smith - 1865
...XVII. you will perceive that Division may be represented in a dnrent manner ; how is this done ? A. By writing the divisor under the dividend, with a line between them ; thus, f = 2, read, 4 in 8, 2 times. Q. What does -^signify, then? ^-signify 1 ^."1 ^f-1 *%*!...
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Carpentry Made Easy: Or, The Science and Art of Framing, on a New and ...

Bridges - 1857 - 134 pages
...read divided by; thus, 12-7-3 signifies 12 divided by 3. Division is more commonly indicated, however, by writing the divisor under the dividend, with a line between them, in the form of a fraction; thus, 's* signifies, as before, 12 divided by three. 5. The sign of equality...
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Carpentry Made Easy, Or, The Science and Art of Framing, on a New and ...

William E. Bell - Bridges - 1859 - 134 pages
...divided by ; thus, 12-=-3 signifies 12 divided by 3. Division is more commonly indicated, however, by writing the divisor under the dividend, with a line between them, in the form of a fraction ; thus, '/ signifies, as before, 12 divided by three. 5. The sign of equality...
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The Elements of Written Arithmetic: Combining Analysis and Synthesis ...

James Stewart Eaton - Arithmetic - 1868 - 188 pages
...also, by writing the divisor before the dividend, with a curved line between them, thus, 2)8; also, by writing the divisor under the dividend, with a line between them, thus, | ; each of which expressions means that 8 is to be divided by 2. 73. The last mode of indicating...
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A TREATISE ON ALGEBRA

ELIAS LOOMIS, L.L.D. - 1868
...4a 2 ) 3 . CHAPTER YIL FRACTIONS. 105. A. fraction is a quotient expressed as described in Art. 71, by writing the divisor under the dividend with a line between them. Thus T is a fraction, and is read a divided by b. 106. Every fraction is composed of two parts: the...
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Spons' dictionary of engineering, ed. by O. Byrne (and Spon). 8 div

Spon E. & F.N., ltd - 1869
...case, if x = 24, and у = 3, then ж-т-у = 24-!-3 = 8. However, division is more generally indicated by writing the divisor under the dividend, with a line between them ; as, - ; that is, x divided by y. x 20 '' Supposing x to be put for 20, and у for 3, then ...
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The practice of navigation and nautical astronomy. [With] Tables [and ...

Henry Raper - 1870
...multiplied by 5. (4.) The sign + signifies divided by. The operation of division is also indicated by writing the divisor under the dividend, with a line between them. Ex. 14 + 2 signifies 14 divided by i ; which is as frequently denoted thus, . (5.) The sign = signifies...
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A Treatise on Algebra

Elias Loomis - Algebra - 1873 - 360 pages
...(xz 4a2)3. CHAPTER VII. FRACTIONS. 105. A. fraction is a quotient expressed as described in Art. 71, by writing the divisor under the dividend with a line between them. Thus T is a fraction, and is read a divided by b. 106. Every fraction' is composed of two parts: the...
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